publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Exploring of Agro Waste (Pineapple Leaf, Corn Stalk, and Napier Grass) by Chemical Composition and Morphological Study

Zawawi Daud; Mohd Zainuri Mohd Hatta; Angzzas Sari Mohd Kassim; Halizah Awang; Ashuvila Mohd Aripin;
  • Published: 18 Dec 2013
  • Publisher: BioResources
Abstract
Malaysia is a country that is a rich source of agricultural waste material. Three different crops were studied here, including pineapple (Ananas comosus) leaf, corn (Zea mays) stalk, and Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum). These crops are characterized as agricultural waste materials in Malaysia and have a high potential to be used as alternative fibers for the paper making industry. The objective of this work was to analyze the chemical composition of pineapple leaf, corn stalk, and Napier grass and to investigate the fiber morphology of these crops. The chemical components analyzed include the following: cellulose (Kurshner-Hoffner method), holocellulose (chl...
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free text keywords: Fiber, Napier grass, Pineapple leaf, Corn stalk, Composition, Green technology, Pulp and paper making, Biotechnology, TP248.13-248.65, Lignin, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Ananas, biology.organism_classification, biology, Pennisetum purpureum, Stalk, Hemicellulose, Agronomy, Cellulose, Chemical composition, Materials science
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Exploring of Agro Waste (Pineapple Leaf, Corn Stalk, and Napier Grass) by Chemical Composition and Morphological Study

Zawawi Daud; Mohd Zainuri Mohd Hatta; Angzzas Sari Mohd Kassim; Halizah Awang; Ashuvila Mohd Aripin;